Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, giving up easily and 'punishing' myself by forcing myself to eat...hmm... not good.. And also before I was able to run and went down to 132.. I've since developed a foot problem cuz of flat feet/bunions and am not allowed to do any strenuous activity on my feet so... finding an activity that helps me lose weight and doesn't put stress on my feet is perhaps the biggest hurdle. Yes, I know there's swimming but in a month I'll be moving to India and I'm not keen on going to any public pools there :-/
Following any specific plan: Trying out the intermittent fasting thing... some days I'm good, some days I'm bad.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I REALLY REALLY want to be healthy and change my attitude towards food as a crutch.
Marital Status: In a relationship (my supportive boyfriend actually brought me to this site )
Occupation: Signing Coordinator
Pets: One dog, a pit bull/coon hound mix
Hobbies/Interests: Need some new ones... Internet, dogs, swimming
Height: 5 ft 4
Eye/Hair Color: green eyes, light brown hair
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2010
Starting Weight: 347
Present Weight: 275ish?
Goal Weight: 180
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Obsessive eating is definitely my hardest thing to overcome. I can eat well for a while, then when I slip, I go down hard. It is so hard for me to realize that one little slip up won't hurt me.
Following any specific plan: Good ole' diet and exercise
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am seeking support from where ever I can get it. My family does not quite understand my struggles. They don't encourage my unhealthy habits, but they don't quite support the healthiest of lifestyles at the same time.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Feel free to contact me, I am great at giving support. I appreciate any back
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, watching movies, general net addict, computer games
Eye/Hair Color: Brown (both)
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 12 July 2013
Starting Weight: 207 lbs
Present Weight: 207 lbs
Goal Weight: 120 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Lack of self control and laziness. I can't seem to stop myself from eating like a pig.
Following any specific plan: Not yet
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I have more external pressure
Anything else you would like to share with us: I started posting on this site just over a year ago and then just kind of lost motivation in a week or so and stopped. I get demotivated really easily, and right now I'm between jobs so I don't know where I'll be in 3 months, so it's difficult to plan something long term, and I'm worried that will affect my drive. What I really need is a weight loss buddy, I think.
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Staying consistent with working out!! And overeating/eating when I am not even hungry. A few years ago I had developed disordered eating habits (binging/purging), but have overcome that for the most part. But sometimes I eat when I don't have to, out of boredom or cravings.
Following any specific plan: Nope, just trying to eat better overall and exercise. Making a lifestyle change.
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm working hard to remain disciplined and focused. I'd lose discipline in the past too quickly. But if you want to reach your weight loss goals, you MUST remain consistent with your workouts and dieting no matter what, even if you get discouraged. Keep going no matter what.
Anything else you would like to share with us: By January 1, 2014, I hope I've reached my goal!! But even if I don't exactly reach it and end up only a couple pounds away, I'll still be happy!
Last edited by fitstrongchica : 07-16-2013 at 10:27 PM.
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: May 20th, 2013
Starting Weight: 349 lbs
Present Weight: 310.2 lbs
Goal Weight: 149 lbs with a 200 lbs checkpoint
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating all of my meals and having to avoid fruit
Following any specific plan: IP
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I need it for my job field
Anything else you would like to share with us: I have always had a problem not eating when i should and I also have to deal with being around foods that I cannot eat because I work with kids and my parents are not on a restricted diet.